Sprint trio add to twilight appeal
A HIGHLIGHT of Friday's Rockhampton Jockey Club's twilight race day will be the clash of some of Central Queensland's best short-course sprinters in the Open Handicap (1000m).
In a break from the usual Rockhampton midweek program, Friday's seven-race card will start about 2.10pm and end about 6.05pm.
The presence of glamour three-year-old King Hunter and aspiring star Joe Dirt in the Open Sprint looks appealing.
Both have been handicapped on the minimum weight with 54kg.
Race topweight is the Mark Lehmann-trained Promising Joy which chases three consecutive Callaghan Park wins.
Interest will also centre around the $14,700 QTIS 2YO handicap (1000m), in which Rockhampton trainer Dave Badham will start three youngsters.
Badham's runners are Deceiving (59kg), Infringement (55.5kg) and recent runaway trial winner Netori (55kg).
At Eagle Farm in Brisbane on Saturday, the John Wigginton trained She's Decent has been weighted with 54.5kg among 31 horses entered for the $40,000 1MWLY (1400m).
The consistent Alan Jones trained Rosielee Miss has 55.5kg in the $50,000 NMW (1200m) which has 32 horses nominated.
Toowoomba jockey Kenji Yoshida has been mentioned as the likely rider for Rosielee Miss.
Jones is the new trainer for promising Rockhampton sprinter Scandal Park which has to carry 60kg in the Class 5 (1200m) at Callaghan Park on Friday.